People Magazine Aol chat log
PeopMagFJR: Welcome Scott! Thank you for spending time with us this evening. Scott1Cohen: Thank you for having me. PeopMagFJR: We have lots of good questions from our audience tonight... so lets get started.. Here's our first question... Question: Scott:Thank you for brightening a lot of your fan's day by chatting with the lot of us. My question is.. have you found yourself a bit overwhelmed by all the attention you have received since the 10K? Scott1Cohen: Yes, slightly overwhelmed. But loving every minute of it. Question: Scott, I loved "The Tenth Kingdom"! If you were the director of the mini- series, would you have done anything differently? Scott1Cohen: No, I wouldn't have done anything differently. It sounds like YOU would have done something differently. But, actually, what I would have done is made my part a little bigger. Ha ha. Question: Could you tell us what happened to Wolf between Kissingtown and the Swamp? Scott1Cohen: I think that he went back to the Queen and figured out a way to manipulate the Queen to get Virginia. But that's what I think. Question: Is there going to be a 10th Kingdom sequel... if so are you signed? Scott1Cohen: I am not signed to anything. I have heard that there is a network that is interested in making it a series. I would not be interested in making a series of it but I would absolutely be interested in making a sequel to the miniseries, a two hour or four hour show. And I would do that in a split second. But I think that the rating of its first time out, according to NBC, were not quite as good as they wanted them to be, sadly enough. Question: HI Scott, I'm Lori - loved the 10th Kingdom! Wolf was so romantic what's the most romantic or outrageous thing you've ever done to get a woman's attention? Scott1Cohen: LOL I traveled half way across the world without them knowing that I was coming. How's that, Lori? PeopMagFJR: LOL Question: Please tell us about antics on the set of The 10th Kingdom... Scott1Cohen: Antics on the set? It's been so long. I'm sorry, antics are escaping my mind at the moment. Every day was a hysterical adventure. One of the funniest things to happen was the dog, the gold dog was throw into a lake at one point and they had to dive down to get it because it was thrown in by somebody -- I can't tell you who -- who hated it with a passion. Somebody had to dive down to get it in a lake in Austria because there was only one of them. It was truly one of the funniest things that happened on the set. But not to the producers. He was a little wet but ok. Question: We've all been drooling over the "towel" scene from Gia- were you nervous at all about doing that scene? What did your wife think of it? Scott1Cohen: I had no idea that that scene was going to happen. Until we were on set and the director decided all of the sudden that I should be naked. And me being the "actor" that I am, said, sure, OK, that's good to me.But then everybody thought maybe I should have a towel on me. And itwas great, because it was a character from the late 70s, early 80s and he was very into his own world and extremely egotistical and no matter what he looked like underneath, he couldn't care less. And luckily my wife thinks that what I do in a film or play or TV show is what I do. And so it's very objective for her. So she loved it, she thought it was risky and wonderful. And wanted to peak under the towel. Question: Out of all the many roles you have played, what role do you feel you put the most of yourself into? Who's most like you? Scott1Cohen: Wolf. Absolutely no doubt about it. Question: Are you planning on doing any other shows in the near future? Scott1Cohen: Yeah. I mean I have some NYPD Blues that are coming up tonight and next week. And I have a movie of the week that I think I'm going to do with Camryn Manheim. Question: I really enjoyed your work in NYPD Blue and 10K. Which type of character do you have the most fun portraying....good or bad. Scott1Cohen: Well, the answer simply is the most fun is bad usually. But the most interesting is someone who's bad but there's redemption to him. So the archetype is somebody who is like Darth Vadar who is pure evil but you find out in the end that theres something good about him at one time. So those are most interesting to play. If they're just good then they're probably not very true. Because everybody has a little dark in them, don't they? Question: Is your role in NYPD blue anything at all like you? Scott1Cohen: No. But there are things about him that are. No, but I can detail that. Denby is a lost soul, which I relate to and he's lonely and he's searching for someone to save him. And I have definitely been there. So I guess really it's that yes, there is part of him in me. Question: How old were you when you knew you wanted to become an actor? Scott1Cohen: I didnt' really know until I was probably about 18 but I had always done things that were very performance oriented. Lots of make believe stuff. Question: Are you getting feature film scripts to review, is there a movie in the near future? Scott1Cohen: I am getting film scripts to review and I hope there is a feature film in my future, my near future. There are a few that seem close, but nothing yet. Question: Are you the type of actor that will take most any role given to you, or do you really have to love the movie as a whole before you will take it? Have you always been this way? Scott1Cohen: I pretty much have to love the whole movie. Or the movie as a whole and see how my character fits into that. But there have been times that the character is just so interesting that I just feel drawn to the character and feel the movie will work if I do it really well. At the same time I've had to make choices for financial reasons and for career reasons which is just part of the business and I think that I feel like those are the hardest decisions to make because I do like to consider myself an artist and I do try to remain true to that. And yes I've always been that way. Question: Whom do you admire professionally? Do you have a favorite actor or director? Scott1Cohen: I have lots of 'em. I could bore you to death with how many people I admire And I can give you those people: for example, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Debra Winger,Isballa Giaonni, Dirk Bogart and the list can go on and on and on. And directors like Martin Scorsese and Terance Malikc Lisa Kruger. The list can go on and on. But actors and directors I dont' really aspire to. I aspire much more to musicians and painters, people who have nothing to do with film and theater, for some odd weird reason. And what I'm usually moved by in a piece of work is like a script I read is so good and I want to work on, it could be anybody. Question: How do you feel about your recent 3rd place win in the PEOPLE's "Most Beautiful People Poll"?-Wolfess Scott1Cohen: It feels very wonderful. I feel honored. I'm a little blown away by it, Wolfess. Question: What are some of your hobbies aside from acting? I've heard you are musically talented as well! Scott1Cohen: I play the piano a lot. I take care of a lizard named Lizzie by my son. I read alot. I play sports, basketball and softball. And I love more than anything rock climbing. Question: You've played a lot of dark, serious roles, but in the 10th Kingdom you showed a real flair for comedy as well as being the romantic lead. Are you pursuing any of these other types of roles? Your fans would really enjoy seeing you in something lighter. Scott1Cohen: Yes, I am, and I would too. I'd like to see myself in lighter roles too, and thank you. That's sweet. Question: I am disappointed to hear that Silent Witness was not picked up for the fall lineup! Is there a chance that it may be picked up later on, or will it be scrapped? Scott1Cohen: There's a slight chance it might be picked up for midseason. And then there's a chance it might get sold to somebody else. But that's a very difficult process. My understanding is that it did well on network tests but for some reason it didn't get on. I find it very disappointing. But life goes on. PeopMagFJR: Scott, we know you are a very busy man. We have time for one last question... Question: What's your advice for kids/young adults who want to start acting? Scott1Cohen: My advice to kids and young adults is to really, if it's something they want to do, try to find yourself in situations that you're really truly enjoying it. If your objective is just to reach celebrity, you'll never be satisfied. It is truly a beautiful thing if you can find yourself having fun and learning about yourself and using it as steps in your life journey. And remember a very famous thing that Bill Russell said, the basketball player: "It's just what you do, not who you are." PeopMagFJR: Thank you so much for spending this time with us tonight, Scott. Any final thoughts for your fans? Scott1Cohen: Thank very much it's been a fantastic ride, having people contact me, having people write to me, it really truly moves me that I have had such an effect on people. It's exactly what I wanted to do in the first place when I started acting. It feels all worth while, the struggle. Thank you. PeopMagFJR: And thank you so much audience for your wonderful questions!
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